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Western Desert Oases Sights

Jebal al-Dakrour

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Updated 12/31/1969

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This spot is known for its traditional rheumatism treatments, which include being buried up to your neck in the hot sand that pours off the mountain's slopes. It is also the site of the ancient Siyaha (Tourism) festival, which marks the end of the date harvest and involves three days of feasting, dancing, and matchmaking. The event is held during the first full moon in October, and everyone is welcome.

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5 km (3 mi) southeast of the town of Siwa, Siwa, Egypt

Updated 12/31/1969

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